the CBC in Solar Power
The current average US solar power installation is between $20,000 and $30,000. The battery for the system costs between $500 and $2,000. During installation, it seems insignificant compared to the panels. However, the battery will need to be replaced several times over the next twenty years. On average, it will be replaced 4 times in 20 years, which is an additional $2,000 to $8,000 that may not have been considered in the initial return on investment calculations.
Each time a cloud floats over the panels, there is a fluctuation that causes the battery to be used. The same is true when the air conditioning, washer machine, refrigerator, etc… turns on. Large loads like that need a short rush of current, which is very damaging to the battery. We propose to connect the CBC in parallel with the positive voltage and ground wires between each stage of the solar power system. The CBC adds value by complementing the battery, improving performance, and saving money.
Batteries are great as an energy source (near constant power for a long time), but are not designed to deliver power (a larger than normal and short burst of energy). When they are used to deliver power, they are significantly damaged; something to keep in mind as batteries have a fixed cycle life and have a declining capacity with every use.